Thinking about becoming Catholic?

Do you wonder what's involved in joining the Catholic Church? Are you a member of another religion and want to know what it is that Catholics believe? Is your spouse or friend a faithful Catholic whose way of life and peace of mind impress you? Want that same sense of fulfillment?  Are you a Catholic who has never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation?

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Let us address these questions (and more) for you as participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It is for adults who have not been baptized, have no religious background, or of another religion, who are looking to find out more about the Catholic Church. 

RCIA Catechesis Session Schedule*

 Nov. 25, 2018 No Session-Thanksgiving    
 Dec. 2, 2018 The Second Coming of Christ


 Chap. 7-The Good News: God has Sent His Son
 Dec. 9, 2018 Hope for Salvation O-3,O-4,V-2,Q-4,
 Chap. 8- The saving Death and Resurrection of Christ
Dec. 16, 2018 Moral Conversion E-4,F-2,M-2,Q-1,
Chap. 12-Mary: The Church's First and Most Perfect Member
Dec. 23, 2018 Holy Family No Session  
Dec. 30, 2018 Family Domestic Church No Session  
Jan. 6, 2019 Christ is the Light of All Nations   Chap. 10-The Church:Reflecting on the Light of Christ
Jan. 13, 2019 One Baptism for Forgiveness of Sins
*Renewal of Baptismal Promises
S-3, U-4 Chap.15-Baptism: Becoming a Christian
Jan 20, 2019 Sacrament of Marriage K-2, K-3 Chap.21-The Sacrament of Marriage
Jan 27, 2019 Sacred Scripture G-1,N-1,N-2,P-2,
Chap. 3-Proclaim the Gospel to Every Nation
Feb. 3, 2019 Christian Call to Prophecy M-3,Q-2,U-3,S-4,
Chap. 11-The Four Marks of the Church
Feb. 10, 2019 Tradition B-2,C-2,F-1,F-3,
Chap. 22-Sacramentals and Popular Devotions
Feb. 17, 2019 Our Vocation to Beatitude B-3, L-2 Chap. 23-Life in Christ: Part One
Feb. 24, 2019 Love of Enemies J-3 Chap 24-Life in Christ: Part Two
Mar. 3, 2019 Principles of Catholic Morality I-3, N-3 *supplemental readings-Lent*
Mar. 10, 2019 Divine Election-*Sacraments Handout

K-1, R-4
Litany of Saints

Chap. 14-The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ
Mar. 17, 2019 Contemplative Prayer-*Overview of Scrutinies


Chap. 35-God Calls Us to Pray Exorcisms-pgs. 297-298
Mar. 23, 2019 **Scrutiny #1-The Woman at the Well

No Catechesis this Week

Mar. 31, 2019 **Scrutiny #2-The Man Born Blind


Chap. 16-Confirmation: Consecrated for a Mission
April 7, 2019 **Scrutiny #3-The Raising of Lazarus

Q-4, R-3

Chap.8- The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ
Apr. 14, 2019 The Meaning of Suffering


Chap. 17-The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Christian Life
Apr. 20, 2019 Morning: Retreat

Evening:Mass/Reception of Sacraments

Apr. 21, 2019 Easter

No Session



 * The Catechesis sessions are open to all interested adults of the parish-not just those individuals going through the RCIA process.

Contact the RCIA team

Contact Ann Mulvaney at rcia@seaschurch.net or call Michael Smith in the office (910) 488-1797 for more information about this year's process of faith-exploration! 

Sponsors Needed

We also invite individuals to be sponsors for those going through the RCIA process.  The role of the sponsor involves modeling what it means to be a Catholic Christian at a close, personal level to candidates.  Being a sponsor is a wonderful, grace-filled experience. Click the following link for more information about being a sponsor.  RCIA Sponsor Brochure